Friday, March 14, 2008

Politics and Blindness

Monday in New York, when David Paterson is sworn in, he will become the first blind governor in the United States. Wow – a blind governor. Let’s take a look at other politicians who have been blind.

State Legislature
Many state offices over the years were held by people who were blind.

Pennsylvania boasted two blind representatives. Matthew Anthony Dunn (1886-1942), blind from the age of 20, was in the State House. Henry E. Lanius (c. 1885-1943) became blind in 1903. He was in the State House, then Senate, in Pennsylvania.

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